12/18/2009

Arab-Turkish Forum approves future work plan in all fields

 

TurkishPress.com- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu and the Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa underlined during a joint press conference on Tuesday that the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of the Arab-Turkish Forum had devised a future work plan to boost bilateral cooperation among the Arab countries and Turkey.

 

They added that this forum clearly expresses the desire to improve relations and attain a strategic level of partnership in the future. "The meeting has approved two important documents: the joint statement and the work plan in all fields. We also discussed the Arab League Secretary General's initiative to boost Arab-Turkish relations that will be discussed and submitted to the Arab Ministerial Council next March on Turkey's hosting of the 3rd Forum in Istanbul next June with expanded activities to cover the political, economic and cultural domains", said Minister al-Moallem.

 

For his part, Davutoglu underlined that Turkey attaches great importance to developing its relations and cooperation with the Arab and neighboring countries, because this cooperation is necessary, particularly with the energies and capabilities available in the field of political, economic and cultural relations. "We look forward to an economic integration between Turkey and the Arab states", Davutoglu remarked.

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